After your eyelid surgery is finished it’s up to you to ensure that the surgical site is kept safe and is able to properly heal. Follow the instructions given to you by your physician and take precautions to avoid unnecessarily harming or straining of the treatment area. Be on the alert for the appearance of serious side-effects like chest pain, an irregular heart beat and/or shortness of breath – these can be very detrimental to your health. If you experience any of these conditions immediately seek medical attention at the nearest hospital, and call your surgeon to inform them.
Although cosmetic eyelid surgery is a fairly routine procedure you should be mindful of potential risks or complications. All surgical treatments hold the potential for causing negative effects and it’s important to be aware of this before agreeing to a procedure. Your physician will want to see you for follow-ups and, if optimal results haven’t been achieved, may wish to discuss additional treatments.
Most prospective patients will feel overwhelmed or frightened by the amount of information they receive regarding side effects and potential risks. Be sure to discuss these feelings with your physician before the surgery and work together to ensure that cosmetic eye surgery is the right choice for your aesthetic goals.